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Advising & mentoring

“We are the first... to walk this path:' Reflections on an Academic Journey

A first generation student who attended community college, she would go on to earn a PhD in History at Stanford in 1982 and five years later would publish the first monograph in Chicana history Cannery Women, Cannery Lives. This presentation underscores the gift of mentorship from faculty/student relationships, to campus/community partnerships, and to long-term institutional commitments.

3rd Annual Education Day

The Teaching and Mentoring Academy, in collaboration with the Clinical Teaching Skills Seminar, invites all members of the Stanford community to attend this free event. Workshops and plenaries will provide opportunities for skill-building and presentations of scholarship focused on both medical and bioscience education, including workshops on mentoring skills, using group work in class, creating gender-inclusive academic environments, maintaining healthy professional boundaries, and much more .

Fellows Forum: Mentoring Others in Research - Don't Be a Tormentor!

Are you taking on a mentoring role in your research group? Have you been asked to work with undergrads or junior grad students? This interactive workshop will give you practical skills and tools to prepare for a happy and productive mentoring relationship. Come ready to learn about yourself and how you can become an inspiring and effective research mentor – not a tormentor!

Helen J. Doyle, PhDassociate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Kim Prather

Learn from other changemakers in STEM, and build your professional and academic network at WINS. The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) provides you the opportunity to engage with a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering, and connect with potential mentors, peers, and other colleagues.

The Spring 2019 WINS will feature Kim Prather, distinguished professor and distinguished chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

Academic Chats: Starting Out Right as a Professor

Start out your new career on the right foot by discussing quick starter tips, suggestions for optimizing academic career success, and communicating with colleagues. 

Guests Speakers:

  • Tom Markland, professor, Chemistry
  • Aditi Sheshadri, assistant professor, Earth Systems Science

About Academic Chats

Could a faculty career be in your future? Attend Academic Chats to explore skills and experience to help you prepare from Stanford faculty and staff. Lunch provided. 

Academic Chats: Opportunities for Professors to Work with Organizations Outside Their Academic Institution

Examine opportunities for PhD's and postdocs outside of teaching and research, both still in academia, and also outside academia altogether. 

Guests Speaker:

  • Tom Kenny, professor, Mechnical Engineering

About Academic Chats

Could a faculty career be in your future? Attend Academic Chats to explore skills and experience to help you prepare from Stanford faculty and staff. Lunch provided. 

Academic Chats: Keys to Finding the Right Postdoc

You may have decided you would like to continue with a postdoctoral position as the next step in your career and you know already know what research you want to pursue. This session will help you make the best decisions on selecting a research project and the laboratory in which to carry it out, choosing a postdoc advisor, and survival strategies for selecting the right position. 

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